Sunrise Dune Buggy Excursion in the Red Desert
Sunrise Dune Buggy Excursion in the Red Desert
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  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    Arabic, English
  • Duration
    3 hrs
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Activity description

Explore the Big Red at sunrise on this dune bashing adventure in Dubai's Red Desert.

An arid landscape revered by Bedouin caravans for its deceptive plateaus and tropical oases, welcome sunrise from the top of Al Madam plateau on this morning dune bashing adventure in the Red Desert. Home to the highest dune in Dubai, Big Red towers 30 metres above the endless sands of the Arabian Desert – offering views reserved for early risers…

This activity takes place in the Red Desert in Dubai. Located near Sharjah City, it is home to the area’s biggest dune ‘Big Red’ near Al Badayer. Part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area, it is renowned among 4x4 enthusiasts as having some of the UAE’s most impressive dunes.

Meet your guide at the activity base in Al Badayer for this dune bashing excursion in the Red Desert. An early morning adventure for groups of friends and families alike, explore this iconic landscape at first light – travelling to the Al Madam plateau for a sunrise experience you’ll never forget. Start your adventure with a short safety briefing and demo before you follow your guide deep into the Red Desert. Exploring the shifting sands of this ancient desert, learn how to navigate and balance on its sloping dunes –drifting and sliding as you race towards the highest elevation in time for sunrise. During the course of this excursion, you’ll spend around 1 hour travelling through the Red Desert.  Accompanied by a local guide, you will stop at the top of a giant dune for a chance to explore the area on foot – looking out for signs of life left by camels, foxes and sand cats, too! Mark the moment with postcard-quality photos of the desert before you return back to the activity base. A shuttle service will be waiting to transfer you back to your accommodation.

Suitable for anyone over the age of +13 years old, guests can choose from either a traditional quad bike or a dune buggy (ATV). Passengers/children are permitted when accompanied by an adult. No driving licence required.

Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made


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Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Bank of Baroda Building Al Karama, P.O.Box 113109 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Awesome first time experience
  • 5 / 5

Well organized. We were taken on custom trails according to our skill levels and also encouraged to take up challenges.

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